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Badass Women at Any Age

Mar 21, 2023

As a young child, Kelly Sullivan Walden had the uncommon occurrence of tandem dreaming with her youngest sister. Recognizing that dreams are an untapped resource for self-discovery, Kelly took her childhood passion for interpreting dreams and turned it into a lifelong career. On a mission to help us have a better understanding of our dreams and what we can learn from them, Kelly has taken a deep dive into the study of the subconscious mind and its direct connection with our conscious life. Kelly aka Dr. Dream is an award-winning, best-selling author of 10 books, dream expert, certified clinical hypnotherapist, inspirational speaker, and workshop facilitator. She also holds a Doctorate degree in Interfaith Studies. Her unique approach to dream work led to her being a consultant with thousands of individuals from Fortune 500 executives to celebrities to stay-at-home moms. She hosts the Kelly Sullivan Walden Show podcast and is the founder of Dreamwork Practitioner Training, an online professional development program empowering women to incorporate dreamwork into their careers. As a dream expert, Kelly is a regular guest on many national talk shows, including Dr. Oz, The Real, Coast to Coast, and Hallmark's Home and Family. She's decoded dreams for many celebrities including Ricky Lake and The Real Housewives of Orange County. Her latest book, Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, came out this past January.


What You Will Hear in This Episode: 

3:06 Kelly’s personal story

10:30 Near death experience and attachment

16:20 A dream defined

23:27 Dreams vs nightmares

26:27 Dreams without the dreamer in them or hurtful dreams

29:56 Tips on remembering dreams

33:55 Journaling

35:39 Common and recurring dreams



“Dreams are a hidden language, a hidden treasure trove to give us incredible information to help us do our earth walk with more grace and slightly less bull in a China shop-ish, where we can actually predict what's around the corner and we can not feel so alone.” 

“The subconscious mind, according to the American Hypnosis Association, is 88% of our mind's power.”

“Anything we learn from being right at the precipice of death is where some of the greatest learning is.”

“He who  binds himself to Joy does the winged life destroy, but he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise.”- William Blake

“A dream is the way our higher self communicates with us. It's our non-physical self that is helping us to 

gain a glimpse of what is beyond ordinary, rational thoughts.”

“One thing that all have in common is that they are all trying to help us arrive at our healing, wholeness, and healthfulness, they're all trying to get us there.”

“Our dreams are a hologram, they're a hall of mirrors, everyone and everything in the dream is an aspect of us.” - Carl Jung



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